Raptors In Estonia

Posted 9 September 2015
Photo by TSgt. Ryan Crane

US Airmen flying two F-22 Raptors and a KC-135 Stratotanker arrived at Ämari AB, Estonia, on 5 September 2015. The F-22s and approximately twenty supporting Airmen are from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Florida. The KC-135 crew is from the US 100th Air Refueling Wing at RAF Mildenhall, England. This second forward deployment of the Raptors is part of the inaugural F-22 training deployment to Europe and is funded by the European Reassurance Initiative, which provides support to bolster the security of NATO allies and partners in Europe. The F-22s remained at Ämari AB for a brief period before returning to Spangdahlem AB, Germany, to continue the training deployment. This F-22 forward deployment was conducted in coordination with Estonia.

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